Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Here I come, with a few quilts.....

  
I spent some time Tuesday night with the high-spirited, creative Omaha Modern Quilt Guild. They invited me to come and talk to their group about some of my quilty endeavors and experience. The hardest part was deciding what quilts to take and how many. I don't have every quilt I've ever made, but since I teach classes I like to keep them around for awhile in case I teach the class again. So I had plenty to choose from. Once I'd made up my mind, I packed them up for the outing. I had quite a load as I carried them all in.

Hey, quilts do take up a lot of room, ok?

I had a good time and enjoyed their questions and enthusiasm for quilting. I got to see some projects they are working on for a Shades of Gray challenge, as well as see in person a beautiful charity quilt they made for QuiltCon. They made it in four sections and then sewed the sections together. You can read about it here. They will be donating it locally soon. 
When I left they gave me a goodie box! I love presents, so couldn't wait to peak inside and see what was in there. 

 Love this little goodie...
 ...perfect for coloring in quilt outlines, or coloring if you just feel like relaxing.
 There was a ruler, sticky notes, pencil, seam ripper (why did they think I would need that?) and awesome journal/notepad with graph like dots on the pages for drawing designs.
 And Flatter for smoother seams! It was sweet of them to gift me with these goodies...thanks ladies!


7 comments:

Lori Bain said...

We were honored to have you present and show your fantastic work! Thank you 'sew' much for taking the time and sharing your talents with the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild!

Rachel said...

Thanks for telling us all about your experience! You are very talented Jean!!

Kris said...

It was so fun to have you Jean and I know we all enjoyed ALL of your quilts!!! Thanks so much!!

Sharon Meyer said...

Enjoyed all your quilts, and the story of your journey of quilting. We are very lucky that you share your talents with others.

Maggi said...

So glad it went well. Lovely gifts.

Gisela Suski said...

Wow you are a celebrity now. I am glad they took such good care of you.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love that picture you showed, with all the quilts on the bike. I feel like that, sometimes, when I go to sew-ins. Glad you had a good program experience.